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The Book Thief

The Book Thief


by Markus Zusak

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We love this fact about The Book Thief's author, Markus Zusak. We'll let him tell you:

"I did something a little sentimental, or superstitious... I carved Rudy and Liesel's names into a tree with a coin. It was at the river, and my fingers were really sore by the end of it. I wonder if the names are still there." (Source)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape, by Peter Hedges, is one of Zusak's favorite novels. (Source)

When Zusak takes a break from writing, he likes to go surfing. (Source)

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